Constantine G. Fountzoulas

Constantine G. Fountzoulas, PhD

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Materials Research Engineer

Programs I Teach


  • PhD, Materials Science and Engineering (1989)
    Northeastern University (MA)
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering (1983)
    Northeastern University (MA)
  • Diploma Mining and Metallurgical Engineering (1975)
    National Technical University of Athens (Greece)

About Me

I worked in industry (blast furnace and kaolin and baryte mines) as a process and project engineer. Since 1990, I have been working at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory doing basic research on tribology and ferroelectric thin films, ion implantation, and numerical analysis and modeling. I also have interests in languages, history, and philosophy.

I received my diploma from the National Technical University of Athens in mining and metallurgical engineering and my MS and PhD in mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering from Northeastern University respectively.

Research Interests

My research interests include numerical analysis and modeling and simulation dynamic and ballistic behavior of transparent and opaque ceramics; optimizing the properties of existing materials or the production of new materials with the aid of high energy fields (electric, electromagnetic, magnetic, acoustic); characterization of materials using various methods such as optical and electronic microscopy, nanohardness, and tensile testing


  • Fountzoulas, Costas G., James M. Sands, Gary Gilde, and Parimal J. Patel. Numerical Study of the Effect of Surface Stresses of Transparent Ceramics of Laminated Targets for Military Armor Applications. In Advances in Ceramic Armor V, edited by Jeffrey J. Swab, 195-205. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010.
  • Fountzoulas, Costas G., B.A. Cheeseman, P.G. Dehmer, and James M. Sands. A Computational Study of Laminate Transparent Armor Impacted by FSP. Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Ballistics Vol II, Tarragona, Spain, (16-20 April 2007): 873-881.
  • Fountzoulas, Costas G., George A. Gazonas, and Bryan A. Cheeseman. Computational Modeling of Tungsten Carbide Sphere Impact and Penetration into High-Strength-Low-Alloy (HSLA)-100 Steel Targets." Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures 2, no. 10 (2007): 1965-1979.